Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Philosophy in Brazilian Schools

The Boston Review recently published an article on philosophy at Brazilian high schools. I do not know whether the claims in the article are correct. But, if they are, I think there is hope. The practice should be emulated in other countries. And I say this not just because I teach philosophy at a university in Boston.


EMauro said...

The article is essentially correct. The main problems are: teachers have lower wages and are not properly qualified. Most of the budget for eduction is not well spent (an euphemism for corruption). Most books distributed by the government have factual errors and are biased toward political positions of the party which is ruling the country.

MK said...

That's too bad. But it is perhaps better than nothing.